Category «LIFE»

Australian broadcaster and writer Clive James dies aged 80

Clive James poses for a portrait at the annual Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival held at the Oxford Union on March 28, 2004 in Oxford. Photos: VCG Photo: VCG A cyclist passes the Radcliffe Camera and the Bodleian Library in Radcliffe Square, Oxford at sunset. Photo: VCG Clive James, the Australian broadcaster, writer, critic and …

TFBoys member Jackson Yee receives birthday wishes

Chinese popular boy band TFBoys. Photo: VCG Fans celebrate at the fifth anniversary concert of TFBoys in August 2018 in Beijing. Photo: Li Hao/GT “Happy 19th birthday, and hope you are happy every day!” Roy Wang (Wang Yuan), a member of Chinese boy band TFBoys, sent out birthday wishes exactly at midnight on Thursday on …

Japanese yakitori chicken gets thumbs-up to head to space

Japanese chicken yakitori kebabs, one of the country’s most-loved fast foods, will soon be making an appearance in orbit after Japan’s space agency cleared them for astronaut meals. The charbroiled chicken meat on skewers and flavored with a variety of sauces is hugely popular in Japan and abroad, and a canned version has just won …

New book introduces history of chili peppers in China

Chili peppers Photo: VCG Spicy hot pot Photo: VCG As temperatures dip into the sub-zeros and the cold winds grow stronger, Beijing begins to enter winter. For a lot of locals during this time of the year, there is nothing better than sitting down for some Sic huan hot pot with friends or family to …

Japan’s humble rice drink in demand

A cup of sake Photo: VCG The sommelier lingers over her glass, taking in the bouquet while clutching a spoon of caviar and cucumber jelly. The union of food and beverage is “magical”, she declares.  But Paz Levinson, head sommelier at the high-end Anne-Sophie Pic restaurant group, is not savoring a sought-after vintage from Bordeaux …

Music executive reports ‘death threats’ amid feud with pop singer Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift performs at Alibaba’s Double 11 Gala on November 10. Photo: IC Music industry mogul Scooter Braun said Friday his dispute with megastar Taylor Swift over her music catalogue has left his family receiving “death threats.” The 29-year-old pop artist began publicly sparring with Braun this summer over his company’s purchase of her former …

Victoria’s Secret scraps annual fashion show

Victoria’s Secret fashion show in New York on November 8, 2018 Photo: IC It was one of the most popular fashion shows for 20 years, but US lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret is canceling its annual extravaganza amid controversy and weak financial results in the #MeToo era. The decision, in the offing since the summer, reflects …